2017 Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp Epsilon
Date:Mon, 7/10/2017 - Fri, 7/14/2017
Event Type:Summer Camp
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Beyond 1, 2, 3: How Mathematicians Count
How many ways are there to determine “how many?” Campers will compare different groups of objects through concepts such as the multiplication principle, combinations, and bijections, while answering questions like “How many ve digit numbers with distinct digits are there?” and “What is my chance of winning the lottery?”
Is 1+1 always equal to 2? A mathematician would say is depends on how you do the the arithmetic! In this course we’ll explore a new exciting arithmetic in what’s called tropical geometry. We’ll compare these new tropical rules to the familiar arithmetic we already know and build up to constructing shapes in the ‘tropical plane’.
- SIM Camp Epsilon is for rising 8th or 9th grade students who will begin geometry or algebra in the fall. Must have taken a pre-algebra class
- Visit the SIM Summer Camp website to apply.
- Applications will be available in early March. They will be due April 15.
- Department of Mathematics
- Illinois Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics
- Illinois Geometry Lab